2020 List of AAA Five Diamond Hotels in Mexico

Two Mexico hotels have been added to AAA’s prestigious list of Five Diamond Award hotels for 2020, taking the total number to 26. The two Mexico hotels added to the list were both located in Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo.

Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Riviera Maya


  • Hotel Xcaret Mexico (Playa del Carmen, Mexico) – This all-inclusive resort is packed with activities, including eight theme parks, many pools, three exercise rooms, and a private island. Many of the modern rooms open up to pools or the river. (New listing)

  • UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya (Akumal, Mexico) – This unique property features guest rooms with spacious balconies offering an oversize seating area and large oval-shaped hot tubs. Each guest room is assigned a local host who is tasked with ensuring that guests have a pleasurable stay to maximize their valuable vacation time. (Upgraded from Four Diamonds)

“AAA Five Diamond hotels and restaurants represent the best of AAA’s transformed Diamond Program,” said Stacey Barber, executive director, AAA Travel Information & Content. “These hotels and restaurants consistently exceed expectations by providing their guests highly personalized, memorable experiences. They truly represent the upper echelon of the hospitality industry.”

Five Diamond hotels, which include just 0.4% of the nearly 27,000 AAA Diamond lodgings, are noted for world-class luxury, amenities and indulgence for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

2020 Five Diamond Hotels in Mexico



Baja California Sur


Esperanza An Auberge Resort (2017)

Montage Los Cabos (2018)

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal (2012)

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal


Distrito Federal


Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City (2016)

The St. Regis Mexico City (2018)




Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (2018)




Hotel Mousai (2015)




Grand Luxxe Residence Club (2014)

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (2007)


Quintana Roo


UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya (2019)*



Le Blanc Spa Resort (2010)

NIZUC Resort & Spa (2018)

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun (1996)



Grand Velas Los Cabos (2017)

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort (2002)

One&Only Palmilla (2014)



Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico (2001)

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (2009)



Banyan Tree Mayakoba (2018)

Fairmont Mayakoba (2007)

Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya (2017)

Grand Velas Riviera Maya (2010)

Hotel Xcaret Mexico (2019)*

Rosewood Mayakoba (2009)

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (2013)



Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (2004)


For more than 80 years, AAA’s professional inspectors have conducted in-person property evaluations. AAA is the only entity using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA’s inventory includes some 60,000 Diamond hotels and restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Travelers can find AAA Diamond hotels and restaurants and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: AAA Mobile app, AAA Travel Guides, TripTik Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices. For more information, visit AAA.com/Diamonds.

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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